Friday, 28 October 2011

FFO Friday



(First Finished Object Friday)


From start to finish:
I bought the wool in April from Wildfire Fibres at WonderWoolWales 
Beautifully soft, with a cotton thread running through it, threaded with tiny shiny beads, like dewdrops. I can't remember exactly, but it was less than 300 metres in length.

When I got back home after the festival, this was the first thing I started to knit from the stash that I gathered there. I found this pattern Little Arrowhead Shawl on Ravelry. This was my first shawl, and it took me a while to get used to the concept, but I got there in the end. The yarn was lovely to work with, and I tried to push all the tiny beads through to the front to get the benefit. You can't see them on the photo.
It only took a couple of weeks to knit (which is quick for me, at the moment), but on the cast-off edge, I was about 2 feet short of yarn. I tried to finish it with a plain red cotton thread, but it stood out too much.

So the project was abandoned.

Until today. I thought that today I could have my first Finished Object Friday.



 So I selected some lovely fluffiness and blended it on my drum carder.












And then got out my lovely Ashford Joy spinning wheel which Father Christmas bought me last year. 

 I spun the fluff into a single ply, which I then plied with half of the ply of the original red thread, after I'd undone the offending cast-off edge. (Are you following? :oD )

Here is the finished yarn ready to complete the shawl.


And here is the new cast-off edge.


7 comments:

  1. I'm amazed at your ability to create your own yarn to finish your project. Great job!

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  2. Thankyou very much. It's lovely to have it done at last, so thanks to FO Friday for the push!

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  3. cuckoo's nest30 October 2011 at 15:25

    Really impressive, I love it.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. I'm seriously impressed. Em x

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  5. I am in AWE at your skills and the colours are so beautiful.

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